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Fat Tuesday celebrated at bakeries

Paczkis are shown at Pfaff's Bakery in Pontiac Tuesday / EOCI photo.

PONTIAC – Fat Tuesday gave folks around Central Illinois a reason to celebrate, as the famous Paczki made a return.

Pfaff’s Bakery in downtown Pontiac had a case full of the goodies on Tuesday in flavors ranging from banana and strawberry to fluffy white cream.

According to Wikipedia, the Paczki is a deep-fried piece of dough shaped into flattened spheres and filled with a sweet filling. It is usually covered in a glaze or powdered sugar. A small amount of grain alcohol is reportedly included in the dough prior to cooking.

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